Joanna joins the landmark venue with significant experience in the event sector; having previously held senior roles at, Furniture Makers Hall, Gibson Hall and Painter’s Hall.
The Old Royal Naval College is part of Lime Venue Portfolio, the UK’s largest collection of unique and sporting venues. Set on the banks of the Thames in manicured gardens, the venue boasts five event spaces each with distinct architecture and historical importance including The Painted Hall with frescos representing the great British monarchs of the 18th century together with other well known national heroes.
Joanna Zmienko said: “The Old Royal Naval College is recognised as being a jewel in the crown of London’s venues and I am delighted to be leading the promotional activity of this landmark property as we gear up to the summer of 2012”.
Jose Afonso, general manager said: “It is great to have Joanna on board, her understanding of historical venues will stand us in great stead as we launch the renovated Admiral’s House and seek to maximise opportunities for outdoor events”.
Louise Amphlett, head of Lime Venue Portfolio said: “The Old Royal Naval College is particularly important to Lime Venue Portfolio due to the place it plays in history and also the recognition that it has across the world. Joanna’
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About Lime Venue Portfolio and ORNC:
Ø Lime Venue Portfolio is the UK & Ireland’s leading portfolio of unique, sporting and cultural meetings and events venues
Ø Lime Venue Portfolio is a subsidiary of the Compass Group PLC, the worlds’ leading food and support services company with annual revenues of over £13.4bn
Ø The ORNC is a World Heritage Site and a historic monument. The ORNC was built originally as a hospital for veteran sailors, the site is seeped in history being the birthplace of both Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.
Ø The appointed five meeting and event rooms feature elegant vaulted ceilings, grand stone pillars and scenic views over looking the seeping lawns outside. Each room has a distinct personality and the venue houses one of the most resplendent dining hall's in the Western world, The Painted Hall. For events outdoors the venue offers a marquee with a capacity for up to 1000 people.